What motivated you to blog about food?
A love for writing, sharing stories of life in Panama and Italy as well as a passion for sharing with friends and family my recipes and food whether it is at the same table or on the internet.
What are you most looking forward to about FBC12?
The photography workshop with Ellen Silverman as well as meeting in person bloggers I have only met virtually and old friends I haven’t seen in a while.
What celebrity or celebrity chef would you most like to break bread with? Why?
Ruth Reichl; I’m fascinated by her stories on growing up to become a cook and then go on to be The New York Times restaurant critic.
What’s been your ultimate meal to date?
An incredible 8 course meal completely centred around summer truffles in a truckers’ trattoria in one of the ugliest towns you’ll ever find in the middle of Northern Italy.
What’s your favourite part of the food blogging process? And the most negative?
I love the cooking, I cannot get enough of the cooking. However, writing can be daunting especially if I’ve had a bad few days.
Which other food bloggers do you follow most closely?
Smitten Kitchen, Joy the Baker, Shutterbean, Jul’s Kitchen and Homesick Texan.
Future aspirations for the blog?
Developing a side of it that can be a proper compendium for Panamenian and Latin American food.
What effects do you think the rise of blogging has had?
Some of it has meant a raise in food snobbery that I frankly cannot stand; I started blogging to make tasty food more accessible and easy to understand to my family and friends not to alienate those who do not have access to the dinky little spice shops.
What does your family/partner think of your blog?
They are very supportive and encourage me to write more, research more, improve and be my best. As a matter of fact, my boyfriend made a comment on my punctuation the other day… It did not go down well.
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